MP’s column was typically misleading

David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
David Morris Morecambe and Lunesdale MP.
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David Morris’ column in the Visitor last week was typically misleading and mystifying in equal measure. While Mr.

Morris’ claim that school place funding has gone up is correct, it fails to mention that this is because the number of primary school aged pupils has risen, but not the funding per pupil which has been static for three years.

A bit like taking credit for an increase in the sale of sunscreen during a heat wave.

Take this In the context of an £800m black hole created by Michael Gove’s pet project on “Free Schools”, the scrapping of the Building Schools for the Future programme, forced academies and the record sale of school playing fields and it should come as no surprise to anybody that this government’s record on education is less than the rosy picture painted by our MP.

What should come as a bit of surprise though is that he seems not to be able to spell.

It’s “sceptical” Mr Morris, not “skeptical”, and he wants to lecture us on education?

Darren Clifford